Welcome! We look forward to creating with you!

Creative Photo Academy at PAUL’S PHOTO has been a hub for photographic inspiration, learning, creativity, and fun since 1988!
We offer online classes, workshops, photo walks, day trips and photo adventures that appeal to photographers of all skill and interest levels.

Our educators are award-winning, internationally recognized photographers, authors, teachers, lecturers, and more. Our studio is located at PAUL’S PHOTO in Torrance, California, although some of our day trips and Photo Adventures take us far beyond the South Bay! 

Something for Everyone...

Photography Classes

Something like this:  Are you an amateur, intermediate or advanced photo taker?   We have a class for you!   Join our fun, informative….make some friends etc….online and in person in our classroom

Photography Events

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Popular Classes

Photo Boot Camp


Photo Boot Camp provides the most cohesive approach to learn how to use your camera creatively. Learn the functions and controls of your camera.  One more line here .

Go For Broke


Over 20 years in the making, photographer Shane Sato has been shooting moving portraits of Japanese American Nisei soldiers to create a one of a kind coffee table book. 

Macro Magic


Macro Photography takes us to a world that is often hidden to the human eye. Join Mark Comon for an exploration of all things small and open a brave new world of creativity.

Join us on a Bucket List Adventure!

Get on the list today for this exciting adventure!

Join Creative Photo Academy on a Bucket List Adventure. Enjoy the thrill of seeing the animals, meeting the local people, and experiencing Africa in style!

Photo Gallery

View some of our amazing trips, classes, and student work!